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DICE Continues Fixing Battlefield 4 With New PC Patch, PlayStation Fixes Up Next

by Jeff Marchiafava on Jan 13, 2014 at 08:27 AM

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DICE has released a new Battlefield 4 patch for PC players that fixes memory leaks, bugs, and tweaks the attributes of jets.

DICE posted the patch notes on its Battlelog, which can be read below. The most significant changes that players are likely to notice (aside from a reduction in crashes, hopefully) are the new jet tweaks; the 20mm cannons of stealth jets now do 25 percent more damage, and there is more handling parity between the different models of Stealth jets, as well as the different models of Attack jets. Repair rates have also been normalized for all vehicles, and aircraft and transport vehicles now repair more slowly.

The full list of changes, from DICE:

Jan 13 PC Game Update Notes
-Various fixes for improving general stability
-Fixed a memory leak issue occurring after level shutdowns, which could result in a out-of-memory crash in longer play sessions
-Additional fix for the "sound loop" deadlock when running High/Ultra graphics settings
-Added a warning for using Legacy AMD drivers that were out of date
-Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done
-Fixed a bug where players' rank icons on the scoreboard would not be updated
-Fix for Asian users unable to start Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 on Windows 8.1
-Normalized repair rates across all vehicles. Vehicles with lower health points, like aircraft and transport vehicles, now repair more slowly than before
-Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though the soldier was hurt)
-Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members
-Fixed a bug where a M1 Abrams Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver's camera
-Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons.
-Stealth Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other. F35 & J-20 are slightly more agile, Su-50 is less agile.
-Attack Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other, and all 3 are now slightly less agile than earlier
-Fixed camera glitch when switching weapons while moving in crouch
-Fixed an occasional bug where players could experience intermittent engine sound dropouts when driving wheeled IFVs
-Fix for player spawning under the map when deploying on Lancang Dam
-Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rogue Transmission and Operation Locker

DICE also announced that updates will be coming to PS3 and PS4 tomorrow morning.

[Source: Battlelog Via: MP1ST]

Our Take
Given the abysmal launch Battlefield 4 had, DICE can't get these kinds of fixes out fast enough. Hopefully, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 patches are announced soon, and DICE can get the base game stable enough to shift its focus to creating new content, and not just fixing old content.